Found September 15, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
The San Francisco Giants have had little trouble putting up runs on the road recently. The Giants hope that trend continues Saturday night when they try to deny Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Wade Miley his 16th win. San Francisco maintained its 7 12-game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West with a 6-2 win Friday while keeping Arizona 4 12 games behind St. Louis for the league's second wild-card spot. Hunter Pence's grand slam in a five-run third inning proved to be the difference. With Friday's victory, San Francisco (82-62) has won 11 of its last 13 road games and is 22-7 away from home since July 17. The Giants have averaged 6.4 runs over those 29 road games and scored 23 over the last three. Home and away, Pence is coming up big. He's driven in 18 runs over the last 15 games and has 11 RBIs in six games against the Diamondbacks (71-73) this year. He's more concerned with improving a .233 batting average since joining the Giants, however. "I need to g...

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The Giants Are 82-62

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Is that so?

Giants 6, Diamondbacks 2

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Angel Pagan Has A Higher WAR Than All Of The Mets Outfielders Combined In 2012

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Time Off

True story. I mean, sure, there’s some fair guesses you can make about the NLDS, but nothing’s in stone, and the Giants overtaking the Reds for the second seed is not entirely impossible. The NLCS is a bag of questions, though.  If the Nationals are the top seed, they’ll be very vulnerable in a five-game series, especially against the Braves.  So it’s not all that likely...

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